Byudvikling og gentrificering i Downtown Brooklyn

Freja Dencker Mangs Sørensen, Charlotte Clemensen, Sine Laura Johnsen, Rizlan Esskiyah, Kasper Juul & Mads Zerlang

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The following project will examine the process of gentrification in Downtown Brooklyn. The study gives an evaluation of the socioeconomic and demographic changes which the development of the area brings. Additionally, the project aims to give a thorough explanation of the consequences and possibilities that emerge as a result of the new urban development. The investigation of the gentrification of the urban space leads to an analysis and discussion of the individual right to being able to shape one’s environment and influence the development. Throughout the examination of texts written by the urban geographer David Harvey and others, the project wishes to review the possibilities that the citizens and users of Downtown Brooklyn have in shaping the evolution and alteration of their spatial and social community. Furthermore, the analysis bases its assumptions and conclusions on interviews of several organizations ranging from urban developers to civil rights movements battling gentrification and displacement. In addition, the work with the concept of ”The Right to the City” the project also focuses on the empowerment of low-­‐income groups and minorities. Empowerment seeks to influence urban developers and politicians when organizing and shaping urban development. Ultimately, the project emphasizes that inclusion and democratization of the process of planned gentrification are very much a question of ideology and view on peoples right to their geographical community.

UddannelserBasis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato3 jun. 2013


  • Gentrification
  • gentrificering
  • byudvikling
  • Brooklyn